Covering : Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Golcar, the Holme Valley, Kirkburton and surrounding areas.
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- To target Anti-Social Behaviour and damage at Cliffe Woods, Clayton West. We will be increasing patrols in the area and working with the community to address any ongoing ASB issues. ASB legislation will be used to disrupt this behaviour where necessary.
- To target Anti-Social vehicle use and speeding in and around the villages of Birdsedge, Cumberworth and Scissett. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks which will involve the local community.
- To target Anti-Social vehicle use, speeding in the villages of Flockton, Shelley and Shepley and contravention of vehicle weight restriction through Flockton village. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks which will involve the local community.
- To target Anti-Social Behaviour caused by youths in and around Shepley First School. We will be increasing patrols in the area and working with the community to address any ongoing ASB issues. ASB legislation will be used to disrupt this behaviour where necessary.
- Nuisance and Off Road Bikes. We will tackle this by regular patrols in the areas where bikes are reported to us, stop checks, taking details, issue warnings and seize any vehicles causing ASB if located. We will share information with other teams and departments to maximise the patrols and utilise the Proactive teams and Off Road Bike team where we can. Furthermore, there is a day of action coming up when we will be able to intensify proactive work in this area.
- Reservoirs – during the hot and sunny weather large groups of youths gather in the Reservoirs, Mainly Longwood where there have been up to 200 youths playing music, lighting fires and causing ASB. We have created a Problem Solving occurrence, linked in with Yorkshire Water, Fire, Safer Kirklees, Highways and the Regional Under water Search Team to collectively combat this. We have sent messages out to parents of all the high schools and also asked for a piece to be put in the Huddersfield Examiner to try to prevent the gatherings. We will continue to patrol the area and move people from the locations.
- Anti-social behaviour in Slaithwaite, Linthwaite and the Manchester Road corridor. We will tackle this by regular patrols, stop checks, intelligence gathering, and submitting information to share with other teams. Regular checks with the main instigators. Collate information and record on police systems. We will aim to respond to ASB calls from these areas swiftly and deal with the youths accordingly. Searching them when grounds allow and moving them on, investigating any crimes that occur. Furthermore, once the COVID social distancing rules are more relaxed we have secured some funding to work closely with known youths to work positively to reduce the ASB in the areas.
- Reservoirs – for the Colne Valley this also includes parking issues, particularly at Sparth Reservoir in Marsden. During the hot and sunny weather large groups of youths gather in the Reservoirs with youths playing music, lighting fires and causing ASB. We have created a Problem Solving occurrence, linked in with Yorkshire Water, Fire, Safer Kirklees, Highways and the Regional Under water Search Team to collectively combat this. We have sent messages out to parents of all the high schools and also asked for a piece to be put in the Huddersfield Examiner to try to prevent the gatherings. We will continue to patrol the area and move people from the locations. In relation to the parking we will advise drivers / give warning letters and parking tickets where
Holme Valley South
During the COVID 19 lockdown there has been a sharp increase in calls relating to two specific concerns in the Holme Valley South area. These are;
Anti-Social Behaviour in and around Digley Reservoir, Yateholm Reservoir & Wessenden Reservoir and other open areas with an increase in visitors to the sites, gatherings, litter, swimming, off road vehicles used in an anti-social manner and parking problems for local residents and emergency services using the roads.
- The Neighbourhood Policing team have created a patrol plan to pay attention to the hotspot areas at peak times when these incidents are occurring.
- Work with local schools and colleges to increase awareness to some of the dangers posed at the reservoirs and the impact of anti-social behaviour.
- Work with Kirklees Greenspace, Yorkshire Water and the fire service to improve signage around the dangers of swimming and BBQ’s.
- Work with Yorkshire & the Humber Regional underwater team and Safer Kirklees to provide support with preventative patrolling.
- Anti-social behaviour Team to deliver ASB measures such as issuing awareness letters to youths, which puts some onus on parents regarding their behaviour. This is utilised in addition to any criminal investigations.
Holme Valley North
Speeding and anti-social driving.
- The Neighbourhood Poling team will optimise opportunities to deter and apprehend offenders with the use of random speed checks.
- Work with our proactive team to provide a visible presence on the roads and ensure those driving dangerously or in an anti-social manner are dealt with appropriately.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team will also continue to prioritise Burglary Residential and Commercial we will carry out house to house enquiries and CCTV trawls, working with District Crime Team in relation to possible suspects and cross border forces.
- Social media warnings / advice and community alerts to be given out in the relevant areas.
- Patrol plan to be created/updated for NPT/patrol to pay attention to the hotspot areas at peak crime times when these offences are occurring.
- Crime prevention advice to be given in relation to target hardening, use of CCTV, locks and Neighbourhood Watch. Provide a reassuring policing presence in the rural villages and around isolated farms.
- Optimise opportunities to deter and apprehend offenders particularly in relation to offences of Burglary.
- PCSO’s revisit all victims of burglary offences to offer reassurance and crime prevention advice.
- PCSO’s patrol in high footfall public locations regularly to provide opportunities for residents to talk about crime prevention and obtain up to date advice.
- Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator active in the area creating new watches and recruiting members.
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